“Sparring” at Urban Boxing is designed for advanced boxers looking to refine their skills through consistent, live sparring sessions. Under the guidance of experienced coaches Walter Jones and Kelly McGrath, this class provides an intense hour of sparring practice, allowing you to test and enhance your boxing techniques in real combat scenarios.

What You’ll Learn

  • Live Sparring: Engage in extensive sparring rounds against various partners, which will challenge your adaptability and improve your technique under pressure.
  • Defensive and Offensive Strategies: Refine your ability to defend against and counter your opponent’s moves.
  • Ring Craft: Develop your control over the ring, enhancing your ability to maneuver and dictate the pace of the bout.

Class Structure

  • Warm-Up (5-10 mins): Begin with a series of dynamic stretches and light cardio to prepare your body for high-intensity activity.
  • Live Sparring (50 mins): After warm-up, you’ll be paired with a partner, assigned by the coaches. Partners may be rotated throughout the session to expose you to different fighting styles and strategies. The majority of the class is dedicated to live sparring, providing ample time to practice and perfect your skills.

Instructors and Equipment

  • Instructors: Walter Jones and Kelly McGrath bring a wealth of experience and a keen eye for detail to each session, ensuring you receive constructive feedback to fine-tune your boxing skills.
  • Equipment: Safety is paramount, so gloves, wraps, headgear, and mouthguards are provided. You are encouraged to bring your personal gear if preferred.


  • Practical Experience: Gain valuable ring experience as you spar with a variety of opponents.
  • Skill Enhancement: Sharpen your boxing abilities through continuous practice and professional coaching.
  • Mental Toughness: Build resilience and mental fortitude as you face off against different sparring partners.

Why Choose Urban Boxing?

Our “Sparring” class is ideal for fighters who are serious about advancing their boxing skills through real-world practice. With expert coaching and a focus on live engagement, Urban Boxing is the place to push your limits and prepare for competition. Step into the ring with us and transform your capabilities.